I treated today like any other school day. Over the weekend I thought seriously about introducing a lesson on some aspect of 9-11. I spent some time on the Internet looking for ideas and did come across an interesting site on public memory and memorials at Facing History. Late Sunday I decided to stick to my original game plan and just continue with each class where we left off on Friday. I was worried that focusing on the events of 9-11 would leave me emotionally drained, and I was not prepared to deal with that. Whether or not this was a good reason I can’t help but feel just a little guilty that I lost an opportunity to do something interesting and meaningful. I never thought I would use history to hide behind.